How To Make Strawberry Crunch Strawberries


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Why pay for the expensive Strawberry Crunch Strawberries recipe when you can make your own for a fraction of the price? This is such an easy recipe too. I’m going to show you how to make Strawberry Crunch Strawberries in just moments. Let’s get started!…


Strawberry crunch covered strawberries are a delicious treat! You can dip the strawberries in vanilla coating or just use butter to keep the crumbles on.

strawberry crunch covered strawberries on a white plate with a red linen

Have you heard of strawberry crunch covered strawberries? They are SO good! I’m sure you’ve seen the strawberry crunch crumble topping for cheesecakes, cakes, or cupcakes, but these are slightly healthier since this recipe involves just strawberries and no cake.

strawberry crunch covered strawberries on a white plate with a red linen

Since we had so many extra strawberries from our local pick your own strawberry farm I was able to make quite a few strawberry crunch strawberries. Just when I thought my kids wouldn’t eat any more strawberries, they ate all of these. These strawberries are also a really fun Valentine’s Day, birthday, or Mother’s Day treat. They are also fantastic for topping cakes, cupcakes, or cheesecakes with.

These strawberries remind me of the Good Humor strawberry shortcake popsicles which are so good. I’ve also heard of these strawberries being called strawberry shortcake covered strawberries.


strawberry crunch covered strawberries

To make these strawberry crunch covered strawberries, you will need:

  • Strawberries: Red and in season berries are always best.
  • Powdered sugar (optional): If you are making these for Valentine’s Day and your strawberries aren’t perfectly ripe try adding a little powdered sugar to sweeten them up.
  • Mini Golden Oreos: If you can’t find mini golden Oreos try using about 10-12 regular golden Oreos.
  • Butter: You will want to use unsalted butter.
  • Strawberry gelatin mix: You’ll want to keep the gelatin (Jello) mix unprepared.
  • French vanilla pudding mix: You will want the instant pudding for this recipe.
  • White chocolate (optional): If you want to use white chocolate in this recipe, you totally can. You can use white chocolate to make the strawberries less crumbly. I love these strawberries with and without white chocolate. The best white chocolate for this recipe are the melting wafers if you can find them.
  • Wax paper
  • Cooking spray


Once you’ve made your strawberries, you can store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator. They will be good for two days.


  • If you want to make the crumbles stick to the strawberries better, dip the strawberries in melted white chocolate first.
  • Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Melting it in the microwave is faster but it often comes out lumpy. If you don’t have a double boiler, use a larger pot to heat the water then spray a smaller pot with non-stick spray and melt the chocolate.
  • Be sure to use French vanilla instant pudding. French vanilla makes a big difference in this recipe.
  • Keep the tops on your strawberries. You can dip them easier by holding the green leaves.
  • These strawberries are best the day of but can last for up to two days in your fridge.
  • Watch your crumble closely in the oven.
strawberry crunch covered strawberries on a white plate with a red linen

Strawberry Crunch Covered Strawberries

Strawberry crunch covered strawberries are a delicious treat! You can dip the strawberries in vanilla coating or just use butter to keep the crumbles on.


COOK TIME10 mins

REST TIME30 mins




CALORIES371 kcal


  • 12 strawberries washed and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar optional
  • 1 container mini golden Oreos or 10-12 regular sized golden Oreos
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jello mix (do not prepare the mix)
  • 3 tablespoons French vanilla instant pudding mix (do not prepare the mix)

3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe

Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe

Last year I shared a recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Cake. It was a delicious cake covered in strawberry crunch topping that tasted just like your favorite ice cream bars.

You added the strawberry shortcake crumbles inside the layer cake, sides, and top of the cake and it was loaded with flavors!

Make this easy, 3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe and enjoy it on cakes, ice cream and more! It tastes like strawberry shortcake!

Yes – the homemade version of this tastes like those strawberry ice cream bars that you get from an ice cream truck! It’s the outside of the ice cream bar.

The strawberry gelatin mix gives it a nice pink color and strawberry flavor. The best part is that it only requires 3 ingredients! Don’t wait for a special occasion to make this cake.

I realized that some people may like to use this shortcake crumble recipe on more than just that cake recipe. So here are a few suggestions.

How to use strawberry crunchy topping

  • Rice Krispy Treats with the crumble
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries sipped in chocolate and then rolled in the crumble
  • Strawberry crunch poke cake
  • Strawberry shortcake cheesecake cake – Sprinkle the homemade strawberry crunch crumbles on top of the cheesecake or make this as the crust!
  • Add it on top of your vanilla ice cream sundaes
  • Turn the cake into strawberry crunch cupcakes
  • Make a strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries, top it with whipped cream or cool whip and sprinkle with strawberry crunchies.
  • Whip up a strawberry cake mix, top with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with the crumbles.

You can go crazy with strawberry recipes when it is strawberry season.

Make this easy, 3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe and enjoy it on cakes, ice cream and more! It tastes like strawberry shortcake! It has so much strawberry flavor.

Keep scrolling to get to the printable recipe card. 

What you need to make the Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Recipe

  • Golden Oreo Cookies
  • Small Box Mix Of Strawberry JellO
  • Melted Butter

How To Make The strawberry crunch crumble

Pulse the Golden Oreos in a food processor on high speed until they are crumbly – it will be a coarse crumb. Or add the cookies to a plastic ziptop bag and smash it with a rolling pin.

Make this easy, 3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe and enjoy it on cakes, ice cream and more! It tastes like strawberry shortcake! It has so much strawberry flavor.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the crumbled Oreo cookies, butter, and the strawberry Jell-O powder.

Make this easy, 3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe and enjoy it on cakes, ice cream and more! It tastes like strawberry shortcake! It has so much strawberry flavor.

Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let it “dry” for about an hour.

Store the crumble in an airtight container and eat within 1 week.

Use as suggested above or place an even layer around a cake.

Make this easy, 3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe and enjoy it on cakes, ice cream and more! It tastes like strawberry shortcake! It has so much strawberry flavor.

Pro Tip – if you are using this to add to a strawberry crunch cake, make sure you put the cake on a pedestal and add a baking sheet under it so that as the small crumbles fall off the cake the baking sheet will catch the crumbles. Or you can place wax paper under the plate so you can catch it and reuse what falls off.

Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe

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This Strawberry Crunch Crumble recipe is the perfect dessert topping for many recipes! It’s a simple 4 ingredient recipe that combines strawberry flavor with cream and crunch.

This homemade version is better than anything I’ve found at the grocery store.

strawberry crunch crumble recipe in a bowl with a measuring spoon near by

This strawberry crunchy topping is a pink color so it makes if fun for the kids too. It combines Golden Oreos, freeze dried strawberries, melted butter and salt.

The best part is it comes together in less than 10 minutes! This recipe is fun to use on a variety of different things once strawberry season is in full swing!

What is strawberry crunch made of?

This strawberry crunch crumble recipe is made of Golden Oreos, freeze dried strawberries, melted butter and salt. Other recipes will use ingredients like vanilla pudding mix, vanilla extract or strawberry gelatin mix.

This recipe is simple and flavorful. You can easily find these four ingredients at the grocery store.

the recipe blended in the food processor

What is strawberry crunch topping used for?

This topping is fairly versatile. It can be used for many different recipes. During strawberry season there are a wide variety of recipes strawberry crunch crumble topping would go great on.

Bake the topping directly on a dessert. For instance my Easy Strawberry Crumble recipe, you just place it right on top the last 15 minutes of baking.

You can also bake the strawberry crunch crumble topping ahead of time then add it to a recipe. In that instance you would preheat your oven to 350°F then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Spread the strawberry topping onto the baking sheet then bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring around a few times until golden brown. I particularly like to top anything with cream cheese frosting with this strawberry crunch.

Like adding it to a strawberry cupcake with cream cheese frosting, then you have a strawberry crunch cupcake!

Place the cookie sheet on a wire rack to cool then top your desserts. Here are a few desserts the baked strawberry crunch crumble recipe would go well with:

  • Easy Strawberry Crumble
  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars (Good Humor Ice Cream Bar)
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake – You can sprinkle them on top of the cake
  • Strawberry Short Cake – You can use them as strawberry shortcake crumbles
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
  • Strawberry Crunch Cake
  • Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes
strawberry crunch crumble in a jar with freeze dried strawberries on top

Ingredients in this Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe

  • Golden Oreos – These are the vanilla version of Oreos. You can find them at your local grocery store. Here’s what they look like!
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries – These pack a nice strawberry flavor without all the liquid. You can find these at your local grocery store. Without the freeze dried strawberries you’ve got a vanilla crumble
  • Butter – I use unsalted butter
  • Kosher Salt – Salt helps bring out the flavor of the other ingredients
ingredients for this recipe

Equipment you’ll need

  • Food Processor – You’ll need a food processor to blend the ingredients together
  • Small Bowl – You can use a small bowl to melt the butter in the microwave. Melting it on the stove top in a small sauce pot will work fine too
  • Tupperware Container – Store the strawberry crunch in a Tupperware container for up to 1 week
recipe in a bowl and two jars with measuring spoons near by

Tips for this Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe

  • You can make this strawberry crunch crumble recipe up to 7 days ahead. Store it in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 7 days
  • Do not substitute fresh strawberries for freeze dried strawberries, it will not turn out
  • If you only have salted butter to use then omit the kosher salt
  • This topping is fun to use for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day or a kids birthday
  • You can also use regular Oreo Cookies for this if you want a chocolate strawberry version
  • This homemade strawberry crunch is good to eat on top of yogurt or even in your cereal!
strawberry crunch crumble recipe in a bowl with a measuring spoon near by

How to make Strawberry Crunch Crumble

This Strawberry Crunch Crumble recipe is super simple to make. Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave.

Add the Golden Oreos, freeze dried strawberries, melted butter and salt to the food processor. Blend until mixed but still a coarse crumb.

Transfer the strawberry mixture to an air tight container and store until needed. Alternatively, you can store the crunchy topping in a bowl tightly wrapped with plastic wrap.

If you’ll be baking this on something like my Easy Strawberry Crumble recipe then you can stop at this point and keep until needed.

If you’re just adding the topping to something that is already made then preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread the strawberry topping in an even layer and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow the pan to cool on a wire rack before storing the topping. Add topping to desired dish and enjoy!


These strawberry crunch cupcakes will take you back to your childhood. Moist vanilla cupcakes are frosted with a luscious cream cheese frosting and rolled in a strawberry crunch cookie topping.

The strawberry crunch is made with shortbread cookies, freeze dried strawberries, and strawberry Jell-O. These cupcakes are packed with strawberry flavor!

Strawberry crunch cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting.  They are rolled in a mixture of shortbread cookie crumbles, freeze dried strawberries and strawberry Jell-O.

These strawberry crunch cupcakes are not only easy to make but taste amazing!

The wonderful crumb topping will make you feel like you’re in strawberry heaven. They are the perfect cupcakes to serve for any occasion.

I decorated each cupcake with it’s very own “enchanted rose” strawberry, inspired by Disney’s Beauty and The Beast.

If you are looking for more Beauty and The Beast recipes, make sure to check out my Apple Rose Tarts.


  • Moist vanilla cupcakes- These cupcakes are so tender and have a wonderful vanilla flavor. I use both buttermilk and heavy cream, which gives it a soft crumb.
  • Cream cheese frosting- This frosting is not overly sweet and pairs nicely with the strawberry flavor.
  • Strawberry crunch topping- This stuff is the real deal! It has a intense strawberry flavor and buttery texture from the shortbread cookies.
  • Easy to make- All the elements in this recipe are so easy to make and not overly complicated. Anyone can make these cupcakes!


  • Buttermilk- If you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can substitute 1 cup of whole milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Heavy Cream- Make sure you pull out 1-2 hours before baking. This allows enough time for it to come to room temperature.
  • Oil- You can use canola or vegetable.
  • Eggs- Always have at room temperature when baking.
  • Cream cheese- Use full fat original cream cheese and do not substitute with whipped cream cheese.
  • Freeze dried strawberries- I used Trader Joe’s Freeze Dried Strawberries. They have a wonderful, natural strawberry flavor.
  • Strawberry Jell-O- Although I only use 2 teaspoon in this recipe, it helps give it that nostalgic strawberry flavor that the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars have.
Baked vanilla cupcakes.


Here is how to make and bake these cupcakes.

STEP 1: Combine dry ingredients together in medium size bowl. First, sift the flours, baking soda and salt to prevent lumps from forming inside batter.

STEP 2: Mix oil, egg, vanilla and sugar together. Whisk until mixture is combined.

STEP 3: Add heavy cream. Mix until streak free and smooth.

STEP 4: Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Add ½ of the dry ingredients, followed by buttermilk. Last, add remaining dry ingredients and whisk until fully incorporated.

Freeze dried strawberries with shortbread cookies.
Ground up shortbread cookies and freeze dried strawberries.

STEP 5: Scoop the batter. Fill each each cupcake liner ⅔ full with batter. Then, bake for 13-15 minutes.

STEP 6: Strawberry crunch topping. Combine shortbread cookies, freeze dried strawberries and strawberry Jell-O in food processor. Pulse until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Mix in melted butter.

STEP 7: Beat cream cheese frosting. Combine ingredients and whip until smooth and fluffy.

STEP 8: Decorate the cupcakes. Pipe each cupcake with frosting. Sprinkle with strawberry crunch topping and place strawberry rose on top.


When making strawberry crunch topping, pulse 2-3 times and check before proceeding to make sure mixture does not become too ground. You want the mixture to still have small lumps of cookies throughout.

Use room temperature cream cheese and butter when mixing cream cheese frosting. This will help prevent lumps and you will have a smooth frosting.

When pouring batter into cupcake liners, use an ice cream scoop. This will ensure uniformity and even baking.

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